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  1. Chile - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 21021, de 25 de julio de 2017, que proporciona reparación y asistencia en rehabilitación a las víctimas de explosión de minas u otros artefactos explosivos militares abandonados o sin estallar - Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile

    Adoption: 2017-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 2018-02-12 | CHL-2017-L-105037

    La ley citada proporciona reparación y asistencia en rehabilitación e inclusión social a las víctimas de accidentes ocasionados por minas o artefactos explosivos de cargo de las Fuerzas Armadas, que quedaren abandonados y sin estallar. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - TÍTULO I: Disposiciones generales
    - TÍTULO II: De los beneficiarios y sus derechos de reparación y asistencia
    - TÍTULO III: Del modo de hacer efectivos los beneficios y del Registro de Beneficiarios.

  2. Chile - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 21023, de 14 de julio de 2017, que elimina el beneficio de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en materia de intereses de las cotizaciones previsionales adeudadas - Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile

    Adoption: 2017-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-01 | CHL-2017-L-105038

    La ley citada modifica el inciso vigésimo del artículo 19 del Decreto Ley núm. 3500, de 1980, que establece el Nuevo Sistema de Pensiones, eliminando el beneficio de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en materia de intereses de las cotizaciones previsionales adeudadas. En tal sentido, señala que solo serán de beneficio de las Administradoras las costas de cobranza.

  3. Fiji - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Compensation Act, 2017 (Act No. 40 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-14 | FJI-2017-L-105100

    The Act establishes the Accident Compensation Commission Fiji. Makes provision for the compensation of persons who suffer personal injury or death as a result of an accident in Fiji. Accident is defined in the Schedule as "an accident caused by a motor vehicle in Fiji". This Act repeals the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Insurance)Act 1948 and the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Insurance) Regulations 1949.

  4. Costa Rica - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Reglamento núm. 8883, de 19 de enero de 2017, que regula la formalización de acuerdos de pago por deudas de patronos y trabajadores independientes con la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social - Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica

    Adoption: 2017-01-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-30 | CRI-2017-M-105047

    El citado reglamento regula la formalización de acuerdos de pago por deudas de patronos y trabajadores independientes con la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. El reglamento se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - CAPITULO I: De las Generalidades
    - CAPITULO II: De las condiciones específicas para patronos
    - CAPITULO III: De las condiciones específicas para Trabajadores Independientes
    - CAPITULO IV: De las disposiciones finales.

  5. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4445 of 2016 on the National Mechanism of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social Integration and Social Cohesion Policies, on regulations regarding social solidarity, implementing provisions for the Law N° 4387 of 2016 and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-19 | GRC-2016-L-104673

    CHAPTER A’: NATIONAL MECHANISM OF COORDINATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND SOCIAL COHERENCE POLICIES
    Art. 1: Definitions; 2: Purpose of Establishment; 3: Operational objectives; 4: Structure of the National Mechanism; 5: Governmental Council of Social Policy; 6: Core of the National Mechanism; 7: Directorate of Social Integration and Social Cohesion; 8: Directorate of Combat against Poverty; 9: Co-competent Ministries and Contact Points; 10: Responsibilities of supervised bodies under the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity in the framework of the National Mechanism; 11: Competent Authorities of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA); 12: National Commission of Social Protection; 13: Directorate of Social Welfare of Districts; 14: District Observatory of Social Integration; 15: Social service of Municipalities; 16: Community Centres; 17: District and Municipal Deliberation Commission; 18: Evaluation tools for the National Mechanism: methodology and rates network; 19: Unified Geo-information System; 20: Transitional provisions.
    CHAPTER B’: REGULATIONS REGARDING SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
    Art. 21: Information system “e-welfare for citizens”; 22: Social Solidarity Income (KEA).
    CHAPTER C’: IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS FOR THE LAW N° 4387 OF 2016 (A’85)
    Arts. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28: Amendment of arts. 21,30, 33, 35, 38 and 39, respectively, of Law N° 4387/2016; Art. 29: Insurance and Benefits Regulation and Regulation of Financial Organisation and Accounting Operation of the National Body of Social Insurance (EFKA); Arts. 30 and 31: Amendment of arts. 57 and 62 of Law N° 4387/2016; Art. 32: Establishment of the Special Purpose Organic Units; Art. 33: General Directorate of Contributions and Inspection; Art. 34: Amendment of art. 68 of Law N° 4387/2016; Art. 35: General Directorate of Pension Granting; Art. 36: General Directorate of Healthcare Provision; 37: General Directorate of Strategy and Development; 39: General Directorate of Services to Insured persons and Employers; 40: Peripheral Services of the Social Insurance Fund – Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (IKA-ETAM); 41: Peripheral Services of the Freelance Insurance Organisation (OAEE); 42: Peripheral Services of the Agriculture Insurance Organisation (OGA); 43: Peripheral Services of the Unified Fund of Independent Employees (ETAA) – Sectors of Engineers and Public Works Contractors; 44: Peripheral Services of the ETAA – Sectors of Medical Personnel; 45: Central Services of the IKA-ETAM; 46: Central Services of the Unified Insurance Fund for Mass Media Employees (ETAP-MME); 47: Central Services of the OGA; 48: Central Services of the ETAA; 49: Central Services of the Insurance Fund for Bank and Utility Companies Employees (TAYTEKO); 50: Central Services of the Seamen’s Pension Fund (NAT); 51: Transitional provision regarding the responsibilities of the Central and Peripheral Services of the bodies integrated into the EFKA; 52: Transitional provision for the pensions of the Public Service; 53: Duration of specific provisions of Law N° 4387/2016; Arts. 54, 55 and 56: Amendment of arts. 70, 80 and 96, respectively, of Law N° 4387/2016; Art. 57: Transitional provisions for the NAT; Art. 58: Amendment of art. 101 of the same Law; Art. 59: Partial payment of contributions from freelance workers, self-employed and farmers; 60: Resources in favour of the Unified Press Organization of Auxiliary Insurance and Healthcare (EDOEAP); 61: Debt adjustment of the Social Insurance Fund (IKA) – Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM) – Greek National Health Service (EOPYY); 62: Compensation to the IKA-ETAM for services provided to the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY); 63: Compensation to the EFKA for services provided to third parties; Art. 64: Amendment of art. 42 of Law N° 4425/2016; Art. 65: One-off financial aid to the low pension earners.

  6. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4403 of 2016 harmonizing Greek legislation with the provisions of articles 19, 20, 29, 30, 33, 35 and 40 to 46 of the Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC (29.06.2013) and with the provisions of the Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (15.11.2014) amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, and other provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Development and Tourism. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-07 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-01 | GRC-2016-L-104602

    Article 44 stipulates, in its para 1, that the central, decentralized and all, in general, services of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, as well as the public law legal entities (NPDD) and the private law legal entities (NPID) supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, may, for the cleaning and safeguarding needs of the buildings under their responsibility, conclude individual undertaking agreements or rendering of services contracts until the 31/12/2017, with natural persons previously or currently working in cleaning and safeguarding units of the aforementioned bodies; and in its para 2, that the aforementioned natural persons concluding the contracts pursuant to the current article are subject to insurance to the Social Insurance Institute – Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (IKA-ETAM) as salaried. Para 3 regulates the agreed monetary counter-performance and paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 further details on the conclusion and execution of the aforementioned contracts.

    Article 45, para 1 extends the operation of the “Social Structures for Confronting Poverty”, at maturity of the extension (30.06.2016) granted by the provisions of para 3 of article 49 of the Law N° 4351 of 2015 (A’ 164), for four (4) more months, viz from 01.07.2016 to 31.10.2016 and regulates the funding of the aforementioned project; para 2 regulates further details of the funding and expenditures, para 3 appoints the implementing and supervising body and para 4 sets the date of entry into force of the present article as of 01.07.2016.

    Article 46 para 1 extends the operation of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis set by articles 1 to 5 of the Law N° 4320 of 2015 (A’ 29), for six (6) more months, viz from 01.07.2016 to 31.12.2016 as well as the provision of free electricity for four (4) more months; para 2 stipulates that the beneficiaries of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis (Law N° 4320 of 2015), who have their permanent residence in one of the thirty (30) Municipalities within which the first phase of the Solidarity Social Bounty program (KEA), as set out by the provisions of article 235 of the Law N° 4389 of 2016 (A’ 94), will be enforced, will receive the approved provisions of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis until the 31.07.2016.

    Article 47 regulates the covering from the budget of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity of the expenditures on the remuneration due for additional emoluments, rest day work and night work, work for supplementing the obligatory hour-plan and coverage of extraordinary or seasonal official exigencies of the personnel of all types employed in Social Services established by the Laws N° 4025 of 2011 (A’228), 4109 of 2013 (A’ 16), 4199 of 2013 (A’ 216), 4302 of 2014 (A’ 225) and in other Social services of social welfare nature.

    Article 48 amends the phrasing of para 5 of article 49 of the Law N° 4351 of 2015 (A’ 164) and of article 57 of the Law N° 4369 of 2016 (A’ 33).

    Article 49 amends the Statute of the E-Governance of Social Security (HDIKA AE) as set out by the Law N° 3607 of 2007 (A’ 245).

  7. Syrian Arab Republic - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2016 Establishing Teachers' Pension Fund. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-03 | SYR-2016-L-104779

    Establishes a pension fund for teachers.

  8. Madagascar - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Politique nationale de la protection sociale. - Politique nationale

    Adoption: 2015-09 | MDG-2015-M-105024

  9. Ecuador - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 1395 de 2013, de 2 de enero, que establece el valor mensual de la transferencia monetaria prevista para el Bono de Desarrollo Humano, la Pensión para Adultos Mayores y la Pensión para Personas con Discapacidad en situación de pobreza - Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social

    Adoption: 2013-01-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-02 | ECU-2013-R-105020

    El citado decreto establece el valor mensual de la transferencia monetaria para el Bono de Desarrollo Humano y para las Pensiones dirigidas a personas adultas mayores que hayan cumplido 65 años de edad o más, que se encuentren en condiciones de vulnerabilidad y no estén afiliadas a un sistema de seguridad público, así como a personas con discapacidad igual o superior al 40%, determinada por la autoridad sanitaria nacional, que se encuentren en esas mismas condiciones.

  10. Ecuador - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 422 de 2010, de 15 de julio, que crea el Bono "Joaquín Gallegos Lara" - Decretazo

    Adoption: 2010-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-15 | ECU-2010-R-105028

    El decreto citado crea el Bono dinerario "Joaquín Gallegos Lara" a favor de las personas con discapacidad severa y profunda en situación crítica que no pueden gobernarse por sí mismas, identificadas como tales en la base de datos de la "Misión Solidaria Manuela Espejo", con el propósito de contribuir a mejorar sus condiciones de vida. Establece el valor del bono y señala la autoridad encargada de la coordinación y ejecución de su entrega, así como la capacitación, el seguimiento, monitoreo y evaluación del Sistema Nacional de Acogida "Misión Solidaria Joaquín Gallegos Lara".

  11. Ecuador - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 347 de 2003, de 25 de abril, que cambia el Programa Bono Solidario por el Programa Bono de Desarrollo Humano-BDH y establece los valores del Bono - Derecho Ecuador

    Adoption: 2003-04-25 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | ECU-2003-R-105021

    El citado decreto cambia el Programa Bono Solidario por el Programa Bono de Desarrollo Humano - BDH, que consiste en la entrega de un subsidio monetario condicionado al cumplimiento de requisitos que establezca el Programa de Protección Social del Ministerio de Bienestar Social, dirigido a las familias y personas ubicadas en el primero y segundo quintil más pobre. Establece el valor del Bono de Desarrollo Humano en los diferentes casos que prevé. Dispone que las familias que consten en la base de datos de beneficiarios del bono de desarrollo humano dejen de percibir el subsidio beca escolar.


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